Updated dicamba application date for South Dakota

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved South Dakota’s request and farmers will have until June 20 to apply over-the-top dicamba to soybeans. South Dakota State University Extension Weed Science Coordinator Paul Johnson says farmers need to follow the label.

“We’re not following the directions. As long as that continues to happen, we’ll see more and more restrictions go on the product and we’ll see more people who are upset.”

Johnson says generic dicamba continues to be a restricted use product, and farmers are required to keep better application records.

“Generics are a lot more volatile and will drift a lot more and they do not have a label for over-the-top on soybeans.”

He says these updates shouldn’t affect many farmers because many product decisions have already been made. Johnson says dicamba is still used in the western part of South Dakota to control kochia.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News